Toronto based National Institute on Ageing (NIA) announced last week, the new dates for their Re-Thinking Ageing Conference 2016 – Nov.24 & 25.
Produced in Canada in partnership with the Ontario Gerontology Association and the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the conference ties in under the Four Pillars Theme of the National Seniors Strategy (NSS) with some very prominent presenters in breakout sessions over two days. The new location for the conference is in the BMO Education & Conference Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital Campus.
The other inaugural founding partners of the NIA include the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), the Sinai Health System and the law firm Torys LLP. As mentioned in my Apr.19th blog post, the further good news is that the new global headquarters for the IFA is now in Toronto. This can only be good news and good reason to believe that the NIA will develop a stronger voice in Canada.
To what degree we might see any changes to the content and speakers of the newly scheduled Re-Thinking Ageing Conference remains to be seen. According to Stephanie Woodward, Executive Director of the NIA, the deadline for submissions to the IDEA BANK breakout sessions is currently August 15th – but hopefully that date may be extended to Sept.15th to give people a chance to prepare over the balance of this summer.
And while we are at it, to give a plug for one of the partnering organizations, the International Federation on Ageing: 13th Global Conference is coming up, June 21-23, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.